The Carne Studio Theatre
About the show
Ex-boxer Taylor Flint wants to put the past behind her. Yet back on the Hull estate where she grew up, she is drawn into running a boxercise class. For Lauren, Jazz, Aneta and Grace, boxercise soon becomes more than a way to lose weight and have a laugh. Life is tough and throwing the punches helps them to face their challenges.
The class meet in The Six Bells, which landlady Nora runs as her own community hub. When the pub is threatened with closure, the women refuse to throw in the towel. They commit to an unlicensed Fight Night to raise cash and rally the locals. Yet as the countdown begins, it's Taylor who finds herself on the ropes.
An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Charlotte has a proven career as a versatile, contemporary director. She works in a range of genres directing television, film, musical theatre, new writing, opera, pantomime and classical texts.
As Associate Director for the Northcott Theatre, Charlotte directed main house productions of Bedroom Farce, Single Spies, a newly adapted version of The Turn of the Screw and co-directed The Grapes of Wrath.
Other projects include re-directing the West End production of Abigail’s Party for a national tour (Hampstead/Bath Theatre Royal Productions), directing Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth (Salisbury Playhouse and UK national tour), directing Cole – a musical revue of Cole Porter’s life, (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford), directing the new musical Not the End of the World (YMT), tour director on London Cuckolds (Royal National Theatre), resident director on the Olivier award winning South Pacific (Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, choreographed by Matthew Bourne at RNT), Associate Director on Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Directed by Drew McOnie for West Yorkshire Playhouse and Princess Of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Associate Director on Prism (Birmingham Rep and UK tour, starring Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald), director on multiple productions for Creation Theatre, Oxford and the award winning, Guildford Shakespeare Company.
Charlotte also works as a dramaturg, (specifically developing new musical theatre), writer, and choreographer (at Shakespeare’s Globe, Kent Opera and Headlong amongst others). Charlotte’s TV directing credits include Doctors (BBC) and 10 episodes for Hollyoaks including the 2022 Christmas day special (Channel 4). Her production of the Sondheim musical, Sunday in the Park with George has just opened at The Yvonne Arnaud produced by Alex Parker for Quick Fantastic Productions.
Amanda Whittington is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the UK. Her plays include Be My Baby (Soho Theatre, 1998), Satin ’n’ Steel (Nottingham Playhouse, 2005), Ladies' Day (Hull Truck, 2005) and its sequels Ladies Down Under (Hull Truck, 2007) and Ladies Unleashed (Hull Truck, 2022), The Thrill of Love (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 2013), Kiss Me Quickstep (New Vic Theatre, 2016), Mighty Atoms (Hull Truck, 2017) and The Invincibles(Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, 2023).
She has adapted Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, My Judy Garland Life and Tipping the Velvet for the stage. She writes regularly for BBC Radio 4, contributing to the Woman's Hour serial and Afternoon Play slots.
Her stage plays have also become a popular choice for amateur, community and school productions across the country.
Contains violence, threat of violence, strong language, sensitive subject matters (transitioning and transphobia, bullying, weight loss, sexism), references to drugs and overdose, sudden loud noises, flashing lights, and haze.
Pricing and concessions
Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, schools, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0500. If you belong to our Pathways Programme or work with any of our Pathways Partners you are entitled to complimentary tickets. Please contact the box office to book.
If you have any additional requirements, you would like us to be aware of, please contact box office on 020 8834 0500.
Booking your tickets
Book your tickets online or by calling our box office on 020 8834 0500.
If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets.
Ticket collection for in-person tickets
There is no need to collect tickets. You will be ticked off an attendance list on arrival.
Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.
* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist
Lighting Designer / Production LX
Sound Designer / Production Sound Engineer
Fight and Boxing Director
Associate Boxing and Movement
Suzanne van Maurik
Stage Manager on Book
Assistant Stage Manager